Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu has gone veg—and she wants the public to do the same. At a green festival in Taipei on Sunday, Lu performed a veg cooking demo, whipping up a recipe of bitter gourd with king oyster mushrooms, while urging citizens to have at least one vegetarian meal per day. The politician also argued that decreasing the consumption of animal products is the “most effective” method of taking action toward achieving sustainability, stating, “If everyone were to quit eating meat for one day, it would generate the same benefit as planting 200 to 300 trees.” Lu has been vegetarian for more than four months and says that she feels healthier and looks younger since changing her diet.
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